Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland was standing in a hallway near the Red Wings dressing room Thursday morning explaining exactly why he wasn't panicking despite the team's winless streak.
"I can't say we're playing bad. We had three one-goal losses," he said, adding a 4-2 loss to San Jose that included a late empty-net goal by the Sharks' Joe Thornton.
At that moment, coach Mike Babcock walked by and offered up his theory.
"Five goals in five games," he said without breaking stride.
It didn't get any better that night. The Red Wings lost again, this time 4-1 to the Calgary Flames. It was the Red Wings' sixth consecutive loss, and Babcock's stat is one game worse: six goals in six games.
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